Big day coming..,

This week the excitement and anticipation going on in my mind is, hands down, The Parenting Place’s upcoming annual Children’s Festival on Saturday, August 25th at Myrick Park from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

It’s hard not to catch festival fever if you spend any time at The Parenting Place these days.  There are bundles of fun being prepared in every corner.  I know many of you have seen and responded to our sneak previews we have been teasing you with on Facebook.  But we can’t wait for you to see the real thing, as you and your children dive into Picture Book City and the fun that awaits you.

Every year we attempt to present a morning of pure experiential play empowered with creativity and fun.  I love to watch a child engaged in an activity in his/her own personal way.  That’s what we hope will happen.  We spend time preparing the activities and environment and then watch them unfold for each child.

This year our theme highlights some very well-known children’s books , thus the name, Picture Book City.  From the quiet, softness of Pat the Bunny activities to watching the rumpus begin at Where The Wild Things Are,  the magic of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the action of The Missing Dinosaur Bone and many others, children will find their favorite.

I admit I have a special passion for this event.  It’s not only the joy this festival brings,  but it’s also realizing that the proceeds of that morning will go toward continuing to offer our free Parent Education and Support programs and fun activities for parents and children all throughout the coming year.

And that’s something to celebrate!

So  please – spread the word to your friends and relatives  to come along and share the morning’s fun.

Because – you know – at the Children’s Festival  – anyone can be a child!

The Children’s Festival will be held Saturday, August 25th at Myrick Park from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Buttons cost $4.00/button, 3 for $10.00 and $5.00 each at the Festival.  Buttons can be purchased at all of The Parenting Place’s sites.  Scholarship buttons are available.  If this would be helpful to you or anyone you know, please call The Parenting Place with their name and how many buttons are needed.  They can be picked up at the Button table at the festival.

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